Ok I'm wondering if anyone here has ever had to deal with alopecia which is bascially loss of hair.
The reason I ask is because we have noticed that our 6 year old daughter's hair seems much thinner. At first we thought it was just because she was getting ahold of the scissors and giving herself a trim. But we are both (her dad and I) noticing that it seems like its just plain thin and that there is hair in her bed in the morning when she gets up.
I just noticed when she got out of the bath that it seems thinner at the root area. I am concerned and have made a call to her dr but they don't open til tomorrow morning. I have looked it up on the internet and she sort of fits the symptoms to alopecia and sort of not.
Now this daughter of mine is the one with the Down Syndrome and unfortunately alopecia tends to be one of those things that can go along with it.
What I am wondering is has anyone here ever had to deal with alopecia or had someone they know deal with it? IF so would you feel comfortable talking about the experience here or pm?
We've taken to given her vitamins every day and are trying to make sure her nutrition is good. Don't know if there is anything else we can do.